Celebrity Eclipse is the first cruise ship to offer Starlink service Down Under

Dec 01, 2022

Celebrity Cruises started offering internet via SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, making it the first and only cruise ship sailing in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific to provide this service.

The interconnected internet technology will provide game-changing high-speed connectivity onboard and will enable more high-bandwidth use for guests and crew. 

Guests sailing aboard Celebrity Eclipse are now on a 12-night voyage to explore the scenic wilderness of New Zealand. The cruise ship will make 17 sailings departing from Sydney and Auckland through April 2023.

Earlier this year, Royal Caribbean Group announced a partnership with SpaceX for the deployment of the technology for every single cruise ship in Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea fleet.

Currently, 3 out of 15 Celebrity cruise ships offer SpaceX’s Starlink – Celebrity Beyond, Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Eclipse – with the remaining set to be complete by the end of the first quarter of 2023.

In October Celebrity Cruises announced that the Celebrity Beyond is the first vessel in the fleet to offer passengers access to Elon Musk's Starlink Internet at sea. The new technology was introduced as a way to give travelers in remote locations better access to the internet, making it ideal for industries such as cruises and air travel.